Congressman Patrick McHenry
January 24, 2021
Congressman McHenry Weekly Update
 
Reflecting on the Biden Inauguration 
 
This week Joe Biden was sworn in as our nation's 46th President. Congratulations to President Biden. In the days ahead I am hopeful we can come together to confront the challenges facing our nation. 

The inauguration also gave me the opportunity to reflect on everything President Trump accomplished over the past four years. Here are just a few of the promises President Trump kept: tax relief for families and small businesses like those I represent in the Tenth District, scrapping NAFTA and replacing it with a more pro-America trade deal—the USMCA—that is a huge win for American workers and western North Carolina’s textile industry, keeping our borders secure, and supporting for our military so they have resources they need to keep us safe. Thank you President Trump for everything you accomplished for the Tenth District and the American people.


Unfortunately, President Biden has already moved to undo many of our economic and diplomatic wins from the past four years. The unprecedented scope of the 17 executive orders he signed last week aren't a step toward unity, they will destroy jobs and hurt the American people. Americans want the country united in defeating the coronavirus and getting the economy back to full strength.


 
Standing Up For Life
 
Last Friday, marked forty-eight years since the Supreme Court passed down the tragic decision in Roe v. Wade, a decision that requires us to stand together to protect and defend the sanctity of human life. I am thankful for the Americans from all across the country committed to protecting the unborn and standing up against the tragedy of abortion. I am proud to stand with you, today and every day, to keep our promise to protect the lives of those who cannot defend themselves.




Vaccine Distribution in North Carolina
 
In our battle against the coronavirus, there are already two FDA approved coronavirus vaccines available and several more on the way. We are beginning to see the positive results these vaccines have had on our communities. However, the successful distribution and administration of these vaccines depends on the work of state officials. This week I joined my fellow House Republicans from North Carolina in sending a letter to Governor Cooper asking for him to share detailed information on North Carolina's plan to distribute and administer vaccines. Click here or on the image below to read the letter.



 
Denouncing the Left's Attacks on Reverend Graham
 
It seems there is no limit to the radical left’s cancel culture and crusade to silence all with whom they disagree. Their latest target is Rev. Franklin Graham. Calling for his removal as the head of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is ludicrous.

Under Franklin’s leadership, both organizations have ministered and provided relief to countless people in need across the globe for decades. I am especially grateful to the team at Samaritan’s Purse who are currently serving our area in a mobile hospital they have deployed to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. Click here to read my full statement on the left’s ridiculous attacks on Reverend Graham.
       
What I've Been Reading

More than 300 NC National Guard troops to return home early next week following Biden inauguration

ABC 11 


I am thankful for all of the N.C. National Guard troops who were among the thousands of National Guard troops from across the country who came to DC to help with the inauguration. We are proud of you and your service to this great nation. But it was distressing to see the mistreatment that some of these troops received following the week’s events. We must get to the bottom of how and why this occurred.


JROTC cadets from South Stokes help open General Assembly

Stokes News 


I was glad to see that the Tenth District was well represented by the South Stokes High School Marine Corps JROTC Color Guard when they presented the colors for the opening of the North Carolina General Assembly. Thank you cadets!


Motorcade procession honors Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton

WXII 12 


Giulia and I offer our condolences and prayers to the family and loved ones of long-time Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton. It was moving to see the way the community honored Mr. Shelton during his motorcade procession, with overpasses filled with first responders honoring Shelton and residents lining the exit ramps with American flags.

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